Z7

Z7

The Z7 dash cam is a new camera released in August 2014 manufactured by a Chinese company called Shenzhen Dome Technology.  The Z7 is another camera based on the Novatek NT96650 processor and the Aptina AR0330 CMOS sensor.  Currently this camera is one of the most affordable with this processor and CMOS and sells for under $50.

Video quality during the day is very good and night quality is average.  The night video had some artifacts, is a bit grainy and sometimes has blue blotches but is brighter than the comparable G1W series of cameras.  Overall the video quality is on par, if not slightly better than the G1W cameras.

The Z7 records 1080p at 30f/s with an average bit rate of approximately 12,000kpbs. The camera comes with a 2″ screen but GPS is not available.  The size of the camera is 52mm x 57mm x 38mm.  While not the smallest camera, it is quite a bit smaller than the comparable G1W.  The Z7 comes with a suction cup mount, glossy black finish and 2 useless LED lights up front.  While not a perfect form factor, it is a bit better than the G1W.

We would like to thank reverend and sunny from our forum who provided detailed reviews on this camera.  Also check the entire Z7 subforum.

Size Comparison

Z7 Comparison

G1WH (Top), Z7 (Bottom Left), G90 (Bottom Right) from our member Sunny

Mobius, G90, Z7 from our member reverend

Z7 Comparison

Known problems

This camera has recently been released and there is limited information on reliability.

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

If you are on a budget and looking to spend under $50, the Dome Z7 is a camera to consider.  This is a low cost camera with decent performance, on par / marginally better than the G1W series cameras.

See what other owners have to say about the Z7 on our forum.

Firmware

Previous Firmware Versions

  • 2014071901

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Hanging - Square
Country China
Processor Novatek NT96650
CMOS Front Aptina AR0330
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 2"
GPS No
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 12
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format MOV
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 140°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 64GB
Size Front (mm) 52 x 57 x 38
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp Unknown
Battery 210mAh
Error Notification No
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) Yes
Apps None
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Aug 2014
Unique Features None
Advantages Price
Video quality
Disadvantages Wavy background noise
Limited Support
Final Word A good alternative to the G1W if you are on a budget and would like something smaller.

Published: September 27, 2014

Z7 - DashCamTalk
Z7

The Z7 is a good alternative to the G1W if you are on a budget and would like something smaller.

Product SKU: Z7

Product Brand: Dome

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 50

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
6